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Battery - Kawasaki ZZR1400 ABS 2014 Owner's Manual

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MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT

Battery

The battery installed in this motor-
cycle is a sealed type, so it is not nec-
essary to check the battery electrolyte
level or add distilled water.
The sealing strip should not be
pulled off once the specified electrolyte
has been installed in the battery for ini-
tial service.
However, in order to maximize bat-
tery life and ensure that it will provide
the power needed to start the motor-
cycle you must properly maintain the
battery's charge. When used regularly,
the charging system in the motorcycle
helps keep the battery fully charged. If
your motorcycle is only used occasion-
ally or for short periods of time, the bat-
tery is more likely to discharge.
Due to their internal composition,
batteries continually self discharge.
The discharge rate depends on the
type
of
battery
and
ambient
temperature. As temperatures rise, so
does the discharge rate. Every 15°C
(59°F) doubles the rate.
Electrical accessories, such as digi-
tal clocks and computer memory, also
draw current from the battery even
when the key is switched off. Due to a
combination of such "key-off" draws
and hot temperature, a battery can go
from fully charged to completely dis-
charged in a matter of days.
Self-discharge
Approx. Number of Days
From 100% Charged to
100% discharged
Temperature
Lead-Anti-
mony
Battery
40°C (104°F) 100 Days
25°C (77°F)
200 Days
0°C (32°F)
550 Days
Lead-Calci-
um
Battery
300 Days
600 Days
950 Days

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